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December 1, 2016
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The Stand and The Struggle

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  • - Brian Houston: Well,
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  • hi there.
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  • I'm Brian Houston.
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  • And along with my wife Bobbie,
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  • we're the founders
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  • and global senior pastors
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  • of Hillsong Church.
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  • Bobbie and I are passionate
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  • about the local church.
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  • We've got this heart to see
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  • people engage in real,
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  • authentic worship
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  • and see their full potential
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  • come to pass.
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  • We're on mission to see
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  • God's kingdom established
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  • here on earth,
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  • and specifically,
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  • in the lives of you
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  • and people like you.
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  • Each weekend there are
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  • tens of thousands of people
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  • who attend Hillsong Church
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  • in cities all around the world.
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  • Today's program is coming to you
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  • from where it all began,
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  • in Sydney, Australia.
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  • Our prayer always is
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  • as you watch this program,
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  • that the teaching
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  • will be practical.
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  • You'll be able to apply it
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  • to your life.
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  • It'll lead you forward
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  • into all that God has for you.
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  • [music]
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  • - Joel A'Bell: Hi there.
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  • Welcome to Hillsong Church
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  • Sydney.
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  • My name's Joel A'Bell.
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  • I'm the lead pastor
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  • of Hillsong Church here
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  • in Australia.
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  • We're thrilled that you've
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  • joined us for church today.
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  • You're about to hear
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  • from Robert Fergusson.
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  • He is the teaching pastor
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  • here at Hillsong Church.
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  • - Robert Fergusson: Stand on
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  • what Christ has accomplished.
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  • I've got his power within me.
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  • I've got his armor on.
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  • I've got his wisdom.
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  • And all three are greater
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  • than the enemy.
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  • In my own strength
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  • I've got nothing,
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  • - Robert: I think this
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  • is gonna help people.
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  • It's not complicated.
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  • It's just a reminder.
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  • It was a reminder
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  • that God gave me.
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  • So if you're ready
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  • for the Word of God,
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  • we're gonna get right into it,
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  • and then we're gonna see
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  • what God does, amen?
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  • Father God, thank you very much,
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  • everybody significant,
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  • everybody important to you,
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  • everybody here that you love
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  • and want the best for.
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  • I pray that this word will speak
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  • to every heart, every life,
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  • in the name of Jesus.
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  • And everybody said amen.
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  • In 1956 Jim Elliot,
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  • a missionary in Ecuador,
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  • was killed by the Auca Indians,
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  • a horrendous tragedy
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  • about which his wife,
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  • Elisabeth Elliot,
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  • wrote a number of years later.
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  • And in her book,
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  • "A Path Through Suffering,"
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  • she describes suffering
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  • on the screens:
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  • "Suffering is having what
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  • you don't want and wanting
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  • what you don't have."
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  • Having what you don't want
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  • Well, in 2015,
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  • as I had a small cyst
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  • in my throat which needed
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  • to be removed, and although,
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  • obviously, my suffering
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  • was nothing in comparison
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  • to Elisabeth Elliot's,
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  • it was true that I did have
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  • what I didn't want,
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  • which was a cyst.
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  • And I didn't have what I wanted,
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  • which was my voice.
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  • In other words,
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  • every single one of us, whatever
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  • our situational circumstances,
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  • in whatever auditorium
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  • you're sitting, every single
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  • one of us suffers in some way.
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  • We've all got some sort
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  • of struggle.
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  • And what I've discovered
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  • is that suffering,
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  • of whatever form or shape
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  • or size or seriousness,
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  • is a great teacher.
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  • So although I didn't want
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  • what I had, I'm glad I had it.
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  • verse 17 says--71 says:
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  • "It was good for me
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  • to be afflicted so that I
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  • might learn your decrees."
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  • Course, if you'd asked me
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  • "Is this a good thing?"
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  • I would've said,
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  • "No, it's horrible."
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  • 'Cause when you're in the middle
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  • of a problem, you hate it.
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  • But in retrospect,
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  • you learn stuff.
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  • And I want to teach you
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  • something that I learned.
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  • As many of you know,
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  • I couldn't speak at all,
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  • even just chat to my wife,
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  • for a month.
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  • And then I couldn't preach
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  • for 4 months.
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  • And what I discovered
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  • after a few weeks of silence
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  • was that I was getting
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  • a bit depressed.
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  • Now, I'm not a really, sort of,
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  • party person.
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  • I know that surprises you,
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  • but I'm not really a sort
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  • of party person.
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  • So the idea of getting,
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  • you know, a little down,
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  • isn't unusual for me.
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  • But this was unusual.
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  • This took me by surprise.
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  • And I started analyzing it.
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  • "Why am I getting a bit down?"
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  • And I realized that I had
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  • four word weapons.
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  • Whenever I get down,
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  • I do four things.
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  • Over the last 40 years
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  • this is what I've learned,
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  • and I've got word weapons.
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  • Number one, I preach.
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  • I preach myself happy.
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  • Number two, I praise God.
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  • When I'm feeling down,
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  • I just start praising God.
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  • Number three,
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  • I confess the Word of God
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  • until I get happy.
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  • And number four,
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  • if the first three word
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  • weapons don't work,
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  • I just speak in tongues.
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  • Usually, one of those
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  • weapons works.
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  • And then it dawned on me,
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  • "Here I am having
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  • not spoken for a month,"
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  • and I realized I relied
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  • on these word weapons
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  • to bring me joy.
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  • And it suddenly dawned on me,
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  • "I am spending
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  • way too much time
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  • thinking about what I could do
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  • instead of thinking
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  • about what he has done."
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  • I was spending too much time
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  • on the struggle,
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  • the difficulty, the challenge,
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  • the suffering,
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  • having what I didn't want,
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  • wanting what I didn't have,
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  • instead of the stand
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  • that I had in Christ.
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  • So God took me
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  • to Ephesians chapter 6
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  • to relook at a passage
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  • that I'd preached on numerous
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  • times about our spiritual
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  • weaponry and armor,
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  • and I got a new perspective
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  • on it.
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  • And I want to share
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  • that perspective with you
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  • because I think it will help you
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  • in your struggle,
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  • your difficulty, and how
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  • can you deal with it.
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  • The message,
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  • if you want a title, is called
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  • "The Stand and the Struggle."
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  • Here it is, Ephesians chapter 6,
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  • verse 10: "Finally,
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  • be strong in the Lord
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  • and in his mighty power.
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  • Put on the full armor of God,
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  • so that you can take
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  • your stand against
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  • the devil's schemes."
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  • Now, can I just say
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  • at this point, C.S. Lewis said
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  • that we can make two mistakes
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  • about the devil.
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  • Number one, we can assume
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  • that he doesn't exist.
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  • Number two, we can give him
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  • too much credibility.
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  • The opposite, in other words.
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  • Well, he does exist,
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  • but we don't wanna give him
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  • too much credibility.
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  • So we take our stand against
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  • the devil's schemes.
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  • For our struggle
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  • is not against flesh and blood,
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  • but against the rulers,
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  • against the authorities,
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  • against the powers
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  • of this dark world
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  • and against the spiritual forces
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  • of evil in the heavenly realms.
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  • Therefore put on
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  • the full armor of God, so that
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  • when the day of evil comes,
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  • you may be able to stand
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  • your ground, and after you've
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  • done everything, to stand.
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  • Stand firm then.
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  • So, and then it goes on,
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  • talking about the six pieces
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  • Now, I want you
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  • to see something.
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  • There is a balance here
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  • between what God has done
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  • and what it is our
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  • responsibility for us to do.
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  • So on the one hand,
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  • God talks about his armor
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  • and his power.
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  • And then it talks about
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  • our stand and our struggle.
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  • Now, when I read this
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  • in the past and preached on it,
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  • I assumed that it was
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  • a sort of 50/50 split,
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  • a sort of partnership,
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  • a co-mission with me and God.
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  • He did his bit.
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  • I did my bit.
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  • So whatever it is that I
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  • was going through,
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  • whatever has caused the problem,
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  • I believed God had done his bit,
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  • but it was my responsibility
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  • to do mine.
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  • And to a degree, that's true.
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  • But then as I looked
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  • through this, what I discovered
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  • was this.
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  • Struggle is mentioned once.
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  • - Robert: He is
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  • the Mighty God.
  • 00:10:21.190 --> 00:10:22.190
  • He is our Champion,
  • 00:10:22.190 --> 00:10:24.140
  • the Lord our Champion,
  • 00:10:24.140 --> 00:10:26.070
  • someone who fights
  • 00:10:26.070 --> 00:10:27.290
  • - Robert: Of the six weapons,
  • 00:10:35.250 --> 00:10:38.250
  • the belt of truth,
  • 00:10:38.250 --> 00:10:39.290
  • the breastplate
  • 00:10:39.290 --> 00:10:40.240
  • of righteousness,
  • 00:10:40.240 --> 00:10:42.040
  • the shield of faith,
  • 00:10:42.040 --> 00:10:43.020
  • the helmet of salvation,
  • 00:10:43.190 --> 00:10:46.190
  • the shoes shod
  • 00:10:46.190 --> 00:10:47.190
  • with the gospel of peace,
  • 00:10:47.190 --> 00:10:48.290
  • and the Word of God,
  • 00:10:48.290 --> 00:10:50.020
  • the sword of the Spirit,
  • 00:10:50.020 --> 00:10:51.290
  • of those six weapons,
  • 00:10:51.290 --> 00:10:54.090
  • five are defensive
  • 00:10:56.290 --> 00:10:59.290
  • and only one is offensive.
  • 00:11:01.030 --> 00:11:04.030
  • And even that one,
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:05.160
  • the sword of the Spirit,
  • 00:11:05.160 --> 00:11:07.230
  • is the Word of God itself.
  • 00:11:08.010 --> 00:11:11.010
  • So it dawned on me that here
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:12.250
  • I was trying my bit
  • 00:11:12.250 --> 00:11:15.090
  • in the Christian world
  • 00:11:15.090 --> 00:11:16.250
  • and not taking my stand.
  • 00:11:17.150 --> 00:11:20.150
  • I realized with new
  • 00:11:20.150 --> 00:11:22.180
  • and fresh revelation
  • 00:11:22.180 --> 00:11:24.230
  • that it was God's victory,
  • 00:11:24.230 --> 00:11:27.050
  • God's armor, God's strength,
  • 00:11:27.050 --> 00:11:29.250
  • God's ability.
  • 00:11:29.250 --> 00:11:32.070
  • It's all about what he
  • 00:11:32.070 --> 00:11:34.010
  • has accomplished.
  • 00:11:34.010 --> 00:11:35.080
  • Now, I know you know that.
  • 00:11:35.230 --> 00:11:38.230
  • And I know that you think
  • 00:11:38.230 --> 00:11:40.070
  • I know it.
  • 00:11:40.070 --> 00:11:42.130
  • But the fact is when it comes
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:43.220
  • to facing the struggle,
  • 00:11:43.220 --> 00:11:46.070
  • we tend to do 90% us
  • 00:11:47.120 --> 00:11:50.120
  • and 10% God.
  • 00:11:50.200 --> 00:11:53.200
  • Are you getting the idea?
  • 00:11:53.200 --> 00:11:55.200
  • Now, the best way that I can
  • 00:11:55.200 --> 00:11:57.010
  • describe this co-mission,
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:59.280
  • partnership, is like being
  • 00:11:59.280 --> 00:12:02.230
  • a co-pilot in a plane
  • 00:12:02.230 --> 00:12:05.090
  • that you can't fly.
  • 00:12:05.270 --> 00:12:08.270
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:10.040
  • A number of years ago
  • 00:12:10.040 --> 00:12:11.080
  • I won a competition
  • 00:12:11.080 --> 00:12:13.130
  • and I got to fly a jet.
  • 00:12:14.040 --> 00:12:17.040
  • There I am looking a bit--
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:23.130
  • see, do you notice the tag?
  • 00:12:23.130 --> 00:12:26.120
  • Iceman.
  • 00:12:26.120 --> 00:12:28.180
  • I could've chosen Maverick,
  • 00:12:28.180 --> 00:12:29.290
  • but I decided to go
  • 00:12:29.290 --> 00:12:30.280
  • with Iceman.
  • 00:12:30.280 --> 00:12:33.280
  • This was called--
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:35.270
  • this experience was called
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.030
  • "Top Gun for the Day."
  • 00:12:37.030 --> 00:12:39.240
  • So I just picked Iceman,
  • 00:12:39.240 --> 00:12:41.230
  • tried to look as cool
  • 00:12:41.230 --> 00:12:43.050
  • as I possibly could.
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:45.220
  • That was after half an hour
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:47.160
  • of me being taught
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:49.080
  • how not to die
  • 00:12:49.080 --> 00:12:50.170
  • in my own vomit,
  • 00:12:50.170 --> 00:12:52.040
  • which rather put me off.
  • 00:12:52.150 --> 00:12:55.150
  • The next picture,
  • 00:12:55.150 --> 00:12:57.050
  • that's me looking cool,
  • 00:12:57.050 --> 00:12:59.250
  • ready to go.
  • 00:12:59.250 --> 00:13:01.250
  • I was feeling good
  • 00:13:01.250 --> 00:13:02.240
  • And then he started doing loops,
  • 00:13:06.050 --> 00:13:09.050
  • rolls, flying upside down,
  • 00:13:09.260 --> 00:13:12.260
  • and taking me up to G force 4,
  • 00:13:15.280 --> 00:13:18.280
  • at which point I said,
  • 00:13:18.280 --> 00:13:20.260
  • "Please don't do that again."
  • 00:13:21.130 --> 00:13:24.130
  • And while I'm sitting there,
  • 00:13:24.130 --> 00:13:25.260
  • feeling nauseous and incredibly
  • 00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:27.240
  • dizzy and disoriented, he said,
  • 00:13:28.250 --> 00:13:31.250
  • "Would you like
  • 00:13:31.250 --> 00:13:32.230
  • to fly the plane?"
  • 00:13:33.100 --> 00:13:36.100
  • So I took the joystick
  • 00:13:36.100 --> 00:13:37.250
  • and for about 15 seconds
  • 00:13:38.150 --> 00:13:41.150
  • I flew the plane.
  • 00:13:41.150 --> 00:13:43.210
  • And then he said, "All right,
  • 00:13:43.210 --> 00:13:44.250
  • we're gonna take it down
  • 00:13:44.250 --> 00:13:46.160
  • to 1.000 feet."
  • 00:13:46.160 --> 00:13:47.220
  • So I did that.
  • 00:13:47.220 --> 00:13:49.280
  • And then he started, said,
  • 00:13:49.280 --> 00:13:51.230
  • "We're now going
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:52.260
  • into attack phase."
  • 00:13:52.260 --> 00:13:54.270
  • And then he went
  • 00:13:54.270 --> 00:13:55.270
  • down this valley
  • 00:13:55.270 --> 00:13:57.110
  • and went straight up in the air,
  • 00:13:57.110 --> 00:13:58.060
  • and it nearly killed me.
  • 00:13:58.060 --> 00:14:01.080
  • But the Iceman got
  • 00:14:01.110 --> 00:14:04.110
  • off the plane and said,
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:08.190
  • I just flew a jet.
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:18.000
  • I have to say I was feeling
  • 00:14:18.000 --> 00:14:18.280
  • so sick I handed my son
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:21.040
  • the keys and said,
  • 00:14:21.040 --> 00:14:22.020
  • "Drive me home."
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.020
  • But that was another story.
  • 00:14:23.020 --> 00:14:26.020
  • And that's pretty much what
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:27.280
  • it's like working with Jesus.
  • 00:14:30.240 --> 00:14:33.240
  • I mean, it's his victory.
  • 00:14:33.240 --> 00:14:36.080
  • It's his war.
  • 00:14:36.080 --> 00:14:37.290
  • It's his weaponry.
  • 00:14:37.290 --> 00:14:39.250
  • It's his armor.
  • 00:14:39.250 --> 00:14:42.250
  • He's our Champion.
  • 00:14:42.250 --> 00:14:43.270
  • Isaiah chapter 9,
  • 00:14:43.270 --> 00:14:44.290
  • in verse 6 says:
  • 00:14:44.290 --> 00:14:46.120
  • "He is the Mighty God."
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:47.270
  • He is our Champion,
  • 00:14:47.270 --> 00:14:49.290
  • the Lord our Champion,
  • 00:14:49.290 --> 00:14:51.220
  • someone who fights
  • 00:14:51.220 --> 00:14:53.090
  • Colossians 2:15: "And having
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.050
  • disarmed the powers
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.250
  • and authorities,
  • 00:14:59.250 --> 00:15:01.070
  • he made a public spectacle
  • 00:15:01.070 --> 00:15:03.030
  • of them, triumphing over them
  • 00:15:03.030 --> 00:15:05.250
  • by the cross."
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:08.230
  • He's the victor, not me.
  • 00:15:09.080 --> 00:15:12.080
  • He's just given me the controls
  • 00:15:12.080 --> 00:15:13.260
  • for 15 seconds
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:16.030
  • so that I can look cool
  • 00:15:16.030 --> 00:15:18.250
  • and call myself the Iceman
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:22.020
  • and have press-up competitions
  • 00:15:22.020 --> 00:15:24.250
  • and have everybody cheer me.
  • 00:15:24.250 --> 00:15:26.190
  • Are you getting the idea?
  • 00:15:26.190 --> 00:15:28.090
  • It's not about us, guys.
  • 00:15:28.090 --> 00:15:30.210
  • It's all about him.
  • 00:15:30.210 --> 00:15:33.150
  • So we need to learn to stand.
  • 00:15:34.200 --> 00:15:37.200
  • Now, I'm stressing this
  • 00:15:37.200 --> 00:15:38.270
  • because if you look
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:39.250
  • through the book of Ephesians,
  • 00:15:39.250 --> 00:15:42.030
  • the whole idea of Ephesians
  • 00:15:42.030 --> 00:15:44.110
  • is who we are in Christ.
  • 00:15:44.270 --> 00:15:47.270
  • And it ends on this note,
  • 00:15:47.270 --> 00:15:50.010
  • Ephesians 6:10: " Finally,
  • 00:15:50.010 --> 00:15:52.090
  • be strong in the Lord
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:53.110
  • and in his mighty power.
  • 00:15:53.110 --> 00:15:55.100
  • Put on the armor of God,
  • 00:15:55.100 --> 00:15:56.150
  • so that you can take your stand
  • 00:15:56.150 --> 00:15:58.230
  • against the devil's schemes.
  • 00:15:58.230 --> 00:16:00.050
  • For our struggle
  • 00:16:00.050 --> 00:16:01.040
  • is not against flesh and blood."
  • 00:16:01.140 --> 00:16:04.140
  • "If our struggle
  • 00:16:09.000 --> 00:16:09.270
  • was against flesh and blood,
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:11.110
  • if there was a natural enemy,
  • 00:16:11.110 --> 00:16:13.160
  • you'd be okay.
  • 00:16:13.160 --> 00:16:15.020
  • You'd be able to compete.
  • 00:16:15.020 --> 00:16:16.220
  • You'd be able to get down
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:18.190
  • and do a competition.
  • 00:16:18.190 --> 00:16:20.240
  • You might just win.
  • 00:16:20.240 --> 00:16:23.060
  • But because it is
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:25.080
  • a spiritual power,
  • 00:16:25.080 --> 00:16:27.100
  • because it is the forces
  • 00:16:27.100 --> 00:16:29.200
  • of evil, you and I don't have
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:33.020
  • a chance."
  • 00:16:33.180 --> 00:16:36.180
  • One angel in the Old Testament
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:38.150
  • killed 185 thousand people
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:40.150
  • in one night.
  • 00:16:40.150 --> 00:16:43.000
  • Satan was a big angel.
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:45.070
  • He may be fallen,
  • 00:16:45.070 --> 00:16:46.290
  • but he's got way more power
  • 00:16:46.290 --> 00:16:48.190
  • than you.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:53.240
  • So if you try and wrestle with
  • 00:16:53.240 --> 00:16:54.270
  • him, "I'm gonna beat this thing.
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:57.030
  • I'm gonna beat my problem.
  • 00:16:57.030 --> 00:16:58.180
  • I'm gonna get over my problem.
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:00.100
  • I'm gonna get
  • 00:17:00.100 --> 00:17:01.080
  • over my difficulty."
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:02.120
  • You will lose every time.
  • 00:17:02.120 --> 00:17:05.100
  • That's why it says,
  • 00:17:05.100 --> 00:17:06.220
  • "You've gotta put on his armor,
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:08.280
  • stand in his victory,
  • 00:17:08.280 --> 00:17:11.030
  • use his strength,
  • 00:17:11.030 --> 00:17:13.020
  • use his ability.
  • 00:17:13.020 --> 00:17:14.230
  • Because our warfare
  • 00:17:14.260 --> 00:17:17.260
  • is not against flesh and blood.
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:20.050
  • It's against principalities
  • 00:17:20.050 --> 00:17:22.290
  • and powers.
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:24.060
  • in 1 Peter 5:8:
  • 00:17:27.240 --> 00:17:30.130
  • "Be self-controlled and alert.
  • 00:17:30.130 --> 00:17:32.090
  • Your enemy the devil prowls
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:33.250
  • around like a roaring lion
  • 00:17:33.250 --> 00:17:36.070
  • looking for someone to devour."
  • 00:17:36.070 --> 00:17:38.210
  • So he's real.
  • 00:17:38.210 --> 00:17:39.290
  • Look at what it says:
  • 00:17:39.290 --> 00:17:41.040
  • "Resist him,
  • 00:17:41.040 --> 00:17:42.150
  • standing firm in the faith."
  • 00:17:43.160 --> 00:17:46.160
  • Standing firm.
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:48.090
  • Stand.
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:49.190
  • That's what we've gotta learn
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:50.140
  • - Robert: I've got
  • 00:17:52.170 --> 00:17:53.090
  • his power within me.
  • 00:17:53.090 --> 00:17:54.120
  • I've got his armor on.
  • 00:17:54.120 --> 00:17:56.000
  • I've got his wisdom.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:57.160
  • And all three are greater
  • 00:17:57.160 --> 00:17:59.270
  • than the enemy.
  • 00:17:59.270 --> 00:18:01.030
  • In my own strength I've got
  • 00:18:01.030 --> 00:18:02.270
  • nothing, but in Christ
  • 00:18:02.270 --> 00:18:04.230
  • - Robert: Now, a lot of people
  • 00:18:11.140 --> 00:18:12.100
  • look in the Old Testament
  • 00:18:12.100 --> 00:18:13.100
  • and they say, "Well,"
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:15.000
  • and of course,
  • 00:18:15.000 --> 00:18:16.000
  • this is what I used to do,
  • 00:18:16.000 --> 00:18:17.230
  • preach all the time.
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:18.280
  • And I'd look at David
  • 00:18:18.280 --> 00:18:19.290
  • and I'd say, "I wanna be
  • 00:18:19.290 --> 00:18:20.270
  • a hero like David.
  • 00:18:20.270 --> 00:18:22.010
  • I wanna be a Maverick
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:23.110
  • like David.
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:24.100
  • I wanna be an Iceman
  • 00:18:24.100 --> 00:18:25.070
  • like David."
  • 00:18:25.070 --> 00:18:26.060
  • So I actually went
  • 00:18:26.060 --> 00:18:28.010
  • to the Valley of Elah in Israel,
  • 00:18:28.010 --> 00:18:29.240
  • went down to the stream,
  • 00:18:29.240 --> 00:18:31.210
  • and picked up five stones.
  • 00:18:31.210 --> 00:18:34.210
  • And I took one of them home.
  • 00:18:34.210 --> 00:18:36.050
  • I've got it in my desk.
  • 00:18:36.050 --> 00:18:38.220
  • And then I preached a message
  • 00:18:38.220 --> 00:18:40.130
  • about the five things that you
  • 00:18:40.130 --> 00:18:42.230
  • can do to destroy the enemy.
  • 00:18:43.080 --> 00:18:46.080
  • Whole trouble is
  • 00:18:46.080 --> 00:18:47.070
  • I misinterpreted the Scripture.
  • 00:18:47.070 --> 00:18:49.280
  • I'm not like David.
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:53.050
  • He may be a hero, but I'm not.
  • 00:18:53.050 --> 00:18:56.010
  • I'm like his elder brother,
  • 00:18:56.010 --> 00:18:57.210
  • standing in the wings,
  • 00:18:57.210 --> 00:18:59.180
  • terrified out of my mind.
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:02.110
  • What I need is a hero.
  • 00:19:02.110 --> 00:19:04.250
  • What I need is a champion.
  • 00:19:04.250 --> 00:19:06.220
  • What I need is a victor who's
  • 00:19:06.220 --> 00:19:08.230
  • gonna take out Goliath for me.
  • 00:19:08.230 --> 00:19:11.040
  • David is not a representation
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:13.010
  • of me.
  • 00:19:13.010 --> 00:19:14.020
  • David is a representation
  • 00:19:14.020 --> 00:19:15.160
  • of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:15.160 --> 00:19:16.250
  • He went in.
  • 00:19:16.250 --> 00:19:18.070
  • He killed the Goliath.
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:20.100
  • He killed the other champion.
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:22.230
  • And then we fight
  • 00:19:22.230 --> 00:19:25.050
  • in his victory, his place,
  • 00:19:25.250 --> 00:19:28.250
  • because he has
  • 00:19:28.250 --> 00:19:29.230
  • Goldsworthy puts it like this
  • 00:19:32.140 --> 00:19:34.060
  • in his book: "It is impossible
  • 00:19:34.060 --> 00:19:36.140
  • to use David as a mere model
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.070
  • for Christian living
  • 00:19:38.070 --> 00:19:39.130
  • since his victory was vicarious
  • 00:19:39.130 --> 00:19:42.050
  • and the Israelites
  • 00:19:42.050 --> 00:19:43.060
  • could only rejoice in what
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:45.080
  • was won for them."
  • 00:19:45.260 --> 00:19:48.260
  • I reckon all of us,
  • 00:19:48.260 --> 00:19:50.020
  • and we think, "Cool.
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:53.080
  • I wanna be that person."
  • 00:19:53.080 --> 00:19:54.250
  • We see other people succeeding.
  • 00:19:54.250 --> 00:19:56.170
  • We wanna be that person.
  • 00:19:56.170 --> 00:19:57.210
  • And we bring it into
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:19:59.090
  • our Christian walk
  • 00:19:59.090 --> 00:20:00.200
  • and our Christian warfare.
  • 00:20:00.200 --> 00:20:02.120
  • What Ephesians is saying is that
  • 00:20:02.120 --> 00:20:04.190
  • you've got to learn to stand.
  • 00:20:04.190 --> 00:20:07.090
  • That is our
  • 00:20:07.090 --> 00:20:08.140
  • primary responsibility,
  • 00:20:08.140 --> 00:20:10.050
  • stand in what God has done.
  • 00:20:10.050 --> 00:20:12.070
  • Here are four things
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:13.180
  • that we need to stand with,
  • 00:20:13.180 --> 00:20:15.120
  • according to this passage.
  • 00:20:15.120 --> 00:20:17.150
  • Number one, we stand with
  • 00:20:17.150 --> 00:20:20.020
  • his power.
  • 00:20:20.020 --> 00:20:22.130
  • It says, verse 10:
  • 00:20:22.130 --> 00:20:23.290
  • "Be strong in the Lord
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:25.060
  • and in his mighty power."
  • 00:20:25.060 --> 00:20:26.240
  • You need to understand that
  • 00:20:26.240 --> 00:20:28.080
  • God's power in you is greater
  • 00:20:28.250 --> 00:20:31.250
  • than any power in the world.
  • 00:20:31.250 --> 00:20:33.070
  • 1 John chapter 4, verse 4:
  • 00:20:33.070 --> 00:20:35.190
  • "Greater is he that is in you
  • 00:20:35.190 --> 00:20:38.100
  • than he that is in the world."
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:39.280
  • See, while you
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:41.030
  • don't realize that,
  • 00:20:41.030 --> 00:20:42.100
  • you're gonna be struggling.
  • 00:20:42.100 --> 00:20:44.280
  • Stop struggling.
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:46.090
  • Start standing.
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  • You getting the idea?
  • 00:20:48.180 --> 00:20:49.290
  • We stand with his power.
  • 00:20:49.290 --> 00:20:51.120
  • Number two,
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:52.160
  • we stand with his armor.
  • 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:54.110
  • "Put on the full armor of God."
  • 00:20:55.010 --> 00:20:58.010
  • Jesus, talking about
  • 00:20:58.010 --> 00:20:59.030
  • in Luke chapter 11, verse 21:
  • 00:21:01.080 --> 00:21:03.050
  • "'When a strong man,'"
  • 00:21:03.050 --> 00:21:04.170
  • like Goliath, "fully armed,
  • 00:21:04.170 --> 00:21:07.010
  • guards his own house,"
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.180
  • the Philistine camp,
  • 00:21:08.180 --> 00:21:09.260
  • for instance,
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.010
  • "his possessions are safe.
  • 00:21:11.010 --> 00:21:12.080
  • But when someone
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:13.120
  • stronger attacks," David,
  • 00:21:13.120 --> 00:21:15.110
  • "and overcomes him,
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:16.190
  • he takes away the armor
  • 00:21:16.190 --> 00:21:18.140
  • in which the man trusted
  • 00:21:18.140 --> 00:21:20.030
  • and divides up the spoils."
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:22.120
  • Well, that's exactly
  • 00:21:22.120 --> 00:21:23.150
  • He has defeated the devil
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:29.010
  • and removed his armor
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:31.200
  • so that he is vulnerable
  • 00:21:31.200 --> 00:21:33.180
  • at every point,
  • 00:21:33.180 --> 00:21:35.070
  • and then he has given us
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:37.000
  • God's armor so that we
  • 00:21:37.000 --> 00:21:38.290
  • are invulnerable at every point.
  • 00:21:39.060 --> 00:21:42.060
  • Are you getting the idea?
  • 00:21:42.060 --> 00:21:44.040
  • While you try and put
  • 00:21:44.040 --> 00:21:45.100
  • on Saul's armor,
  • 00:21:45.100 --> 00:21:46.230
  • you're trying to be a Maverick.
  • 00:21:46.230 --> 00:21:48.180
  • You're trying to be an Iceman.
  • 00:21:48.180 --> 00:21:50.260
  • You don't do that.
  • 00:21:50.260 --> 00:21:52.060
  • You go against the enemy
  • 00:21:52.060 --> 00:21:54.020
  • with the Word of God,
  • 00:21:54.020 --> 00:21:55.120
  • and with what God has said.
  • 00:21:55.120 --> 00:21:57.050
  • You've got God's armor
  • 00:21:57.050 --> 00:21:59.140
  • and God's power.
  • 00:21:59.140 --> 00:22:01.090
  • But not just God's armor
  • 00:22:01.090 --> 00:22:02.120
  • or God's power,
  • 00:22:02.120 --> 00:22:03.140
  • you've got God's wisdom.
  • 00:22:03.140 --> 00:22:05.230
  • It says, "We stand against
  • 00:22:05.230 --> 00:22:08.120
  • the devil's schemes."
  • 00:22:08.120 --> 00:22:10.220
  • See, he's got schemes.
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:12.050
  • He wants to take you out.
  • 00:22:12.050 --> 00:22:13.160
  • He wants to remove your joy.
  • 00:22:13.160 --> 00:22:15.030
  • He wants to tempt you.
  • 00:22:15.030 --> 00:22:16.080
  • He wants to attack you.
  • 00:22:16.080 --> 00:22:17.170
  • He wants to give you habits
  • 00:22:17.170 --> 00:22:19.000
  • that are gonna dominate you.
  • 00:22:19.000 --> 00:22:20.080
  • He wants to give you guilt
  • 00:22:20.080 --> 00:22:21.140
  • and shame that is gonna
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:22.180
  • stop you fulfilling
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:23.270
  • your life's potential.
  • 00:22:23.270 --> 00:22:25.070
  • He's got loads and loads
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:27.000
  • of tactics.
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:28.170
  • But your tactics
  • 00:22:28.170 --> 00:22:30.020
  • How do I know?
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:34.000
  • 'Cause 2 Corinthians 10:4 says:
  • 00:22:34.000 --> 00:22:36.040
  • "The weapons we fight with
  • 00:22:36.040 --> 00:22:38.020
  • are not the weapons
  • 00:22:38.020 --> 00:22:39.020
  • of this world."
  • 00:22:39.020 --> 00:22:40.020
  • On the contrary,
  • 00:22:40.020 --> 00:22:41.060
  • they have divine power
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:43.110
  • to demolish strongholds.
  • 00:22:43.110 --> 00:22:45.090
  • What are those strongholds?
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:46.250
  • We demolish arguments, every
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:48.110
  • pretension that sets itself up
  • 00:22:48.110 --> 00:22:49.290
  • against the knowledge of God,
  • 00:22:49.290 --> 00:22:51.070
  • and we take captive every
  • 00:22:51.070 --> 00:22:53.010
  • thought and make it obedient
  • 00:22:53.010 --> 00:22:55.250
  • to Christ.
  • 00:22:55.250 --> 00:22:56.270
  • his wisdom.
  • 00:23:00.270 --> 00:23:02.060
  • I've got God's wisdom.
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:04.210
  • So while I'm struggling,
  • 00:23:04.210 --> 00:23:07.010
  • "I've got a bit
  • 00:23:07.010 --> 00:23:07.270
  • of a throat problem.
  • 00:23:07.270 --> 00:23:08.240
  • I'm gonna fight it."
  • 00:23:08.240 --> 00:23:09.270
  • No, while I have a bit
  • 00:23:09.270 --> 00:23:11.100
  • of a throat problem
  • 00:23:11.100 --> 00:23:12.120
  • I need to stand, stand
  • 00:23:12.290 --> 00:23:15.290
  • on what Christ has accomplished.
  • 00:23:15.290 --> 00:23:18.240
  • I've got his power within me.
  • 00:23:18.240 --> 00:23:20.110
  • I've got his armor on.
  • 00:23:20.110 --> 00:23:22.010
  • I've got his wisdom.
  • 00:23:22.010 --> 00:23:23.150
  • And all three are greater
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:26.000
  • than the enemy.
  • 00:23:26.000 --> 00:23:27.020
  • In my own strength
  • 00:23:27.020 --> 00:23:28.150
  • I've got nothing, but in Christ
  • 00:23:28.150 --> 00:23:30.170
  • I have everything.
  • 00:23:30.170 --> 00:23:31.200
  • But I don't just have his power,
  • 00:23:31.200 --> 00:23:33.100
  • his armor, his wisdom.
  • 00:23:33.100 --> 00:23:34.240
  • I've got his authority.
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:36.210
  • We're standing against
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:38.250
  • You know, the Bible says
  • 00:23:40.280 --> 00:23:41.200
  • in Luke chapter 10, in verse 18,
  • 00:23:41.200 --> 00:23:44.110
  • Jesus said:
  • 00:23:44.110 --> 00:23:45.150
  • "I saw Satan fall."
  • 00:23:45.150 --> 00:23:47.080
  • In other words,
  • 00:23:47.080 --> 00:23:48.140
  • "Let me deal with Satan.
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:49.210
  • You can't tackle him.
  • 00:23:49.210 --> 00:23:51.030
  • I saw him fall."
  • 00:23:51.030 --> 00:23:52.260
  • And then verse 19: "And I've
  • 00:23:52.260 --> 00:23:54.220
  • given you authority,"
  • 00:23:54.220 --> 00:23:56.210
  • over his power, "to trample
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:24:00.020
  • on snakes and scorpions
  • 00:24:00.020 --> 00:24:01.200
  • and to overcome
  • 00:24:01.200 --> 00:24:02.180
  • all the power of the enemy,
  • 00:24:02.180 --> 00:24:04.120
  • nothing will harm you."
  • 00:24:04.120 --> 00:24:07.050
  • to do something.
  • 00:24:09.080 --> 00:24:10.130
  • Authority is the right to do it.
  • 00:24:11.020 --> 00:24:14.020
  • God has given us the ability
  • 00:24:14.020 --> 00:24:16.250
  • to overcome, and he's given us
  • 00:24:16.250 --> 00:24:19.120
  • the right to overcome.
  • 00:24:19.120 --> 00:24:21.130
  • Are you getting the idea?
  • 00:24:21.130 --> 00:24:22.290
  • There's an old story
  • 00:24:22.290 --> 00:24:23.280
  • of a man who was on a farm
  • 00:24:24.260 --> 00:24:27.260
  • and he had a bull on the farm.
  • 00:24:27.260 --> 00:24:30.050
  • And one day a man turned up
  • 00:24:30.070 --> 00:24:33.070
  • and said, "I've got permission
  • 00:24:33.070 --> 00:24:34.210
  • from the authorities,
  • 00:24:34.210 --> 00:24:36.240
  • from the council,
  • 00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:38.220
  • to go onto your property
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:41.010
  • and to mark out some, you know,
  • 00:24:42.180 --> 00:24:45.180
  • future building project."
  • 00:24:45.180 --> 00:24:48.030
  • And the farmer said,
  • 00:24:48.030 --> 00:24:49.110
  • "Go ahead."
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:51.270
  • And the man started putting pegs
  • 00:24:51.270 --> 00:24:54.270
  • on this field.
  • 00:24:54.270 --> 00:24:56.090
  • All the while, the bull is
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:24:58.000
  • pawing the ground in the corner,
  • 00:24:58.000 --> 00:24:59.240
  • and finally chases
  • 00:24:59.240 --> 00:25:02.040
  • the councilman off the land.
  • 00:25:02.040 --> 00:25:05.020
  • And as the man runs
  • 00:25:05.020 --> 00:25:07.000
  • past the gate with the bull
  • 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:09.060
  • in hot pursuit,
  • 00:25:09.200 --> 00:25:12.200
  • the farmer just shouts
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:13.290
  • at the councilor,
  • 00:25:13.290 --> 00:25:15.170
  • The reality is
  • 00:25:20.290 --> 00:25:22.250
  • the councilor had authority,
  • 00:25:22.280 --> 00:25:25.280
  • but he didn't have power.
  • 00:25:25.280 --> 00:25:28.200
  • The bull had power
  • 00:25:28.200 --> 00:25:31.090
  • but no authority.
  • 00:25:31.090 --> 00:25:32.290
  • We've got to have both.
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:36.050
  • We've got to have
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:37.050
  • the right to do it,
  • 00:25:37.050 --> 00:25:38.220
  • and you've got to know
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:39.230
  • your right to do it,
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:41.130
  • and you've got to have the power
  • 00:25:41.130 --> 00:25:43.030
  • to do it.
  • 00:25:43.030 --> 00:25:44.060
  • You've got to know
  • 00:25:44.060 --> 00:25:45.070
  • what the Bible promises,
  • 00:25:45.070 --> 00:25:46.140
  • but you've also gotta be filled
  • 00:25:46.140 --> 00:25:48.150
  • - Robert: My job is to stand
  • 00:25:50.180 --> 00:25:52.240
  • on what God has done,
  • 00:25:52.240 --> 00:25:54.250
  • what God has promised,
  • 00:25:54.250 --> 00:25:56.050
  • - Robert: So then you say,
  • 00:26:03.250 --> 00:26:04.260
  • "Well, okay, well,
  • 00:26:04.260 --> 00:26:05.270
  • is there any struggle at all?"
  • 00:26:06.070 --> 00:26:09.070
  • Yeah, here it is
  • 00:26:09.070 --> 00:26:10.200
  • in Ephesians chapter 6,
  • 00:26:10.200 --> 00:26:12.040
  • verse 13: "Therefore put on
  • 00:26:12.040 --> 00:26:13.200
  • the full armor of God, so that
  • 00:26:13.200 --> 00:26:15.070
  • when the day of evil comes,
  • 00:26:15.070 --> 00:26:17.030
  • you may be able
  • 00:26:17.030 --> 00:26:18.090
  • to stand your ground,
  • 00:26:18.090 --> 00:26:19.200
  • and after you've done
  • 00:26:19.200 --> 00:26:20.210
  • everything, to stand."
  • 00:26:20.210 --> 00:26:22.170
  • The Bible here talks about
  • 00:26:22.170 --> 00:26:23.220
  • And this is our struggle.
  • 00:26:25.250 --> 00:26:27.190
  • Number one, we struggle
  • 00:26:27.190 --> 00:26:29.030
  • with confidence.
  • 00:26:29.030 --> 00:26:31.200
  • You've gotta make a decision
  • 00:26:31.200 --> 00:26:33.280
  • that you have faith
  • 00:26:33.280 --> 00:26:36.030
  • in the armor of God.
  • 00:26:36.030 --> 00:26:38.250
  • It takes a lot of guts to stand
  • 00:26:38.290 --> 00:26:41.290
  • against the enemy and not move.
  • 00:26:42.260 --> 00:26:45.260
  • Everything inside of us says
  • 00:26:45.260 --> 00:26:47.010
  • we want to fight.
  • 00:26:47.010 --> 00:26:49.150
  • One of the things I did
  • 00:26:49.150 --> 00:26:50.110
  • this afternoon just to get me
  • 00:26:50.110 --> 00:26:51.130
  • in the mood for this message
  • 00:26:51.130 --> 00:26:52.190
  • was to watch a bit of "Henry V"
  • 00:26:54.050 --> 00:26:57.050
  • by William Shakespeare,
  • 00:26:57.050 --> 00:26:58.100
  • the Kenneth Branagh version.
  • 00:26:58.100 --> 00:27:01.000
  • Because in 1415, King Henry V
  • 00:27:02.090 --> 00:27:05.090
  • of England attacked the French.
  • 00:27:05.090 --> 00:27:07.220
  • Well, he didn't actually
  • 00:27:07.220 --> 00:27:08.230
  • attack them.
  • 00:27:08.230 --> 00:27:09.210
  • The French attacked him.
  • 00:27:09.210 --> 00:27:11.000
  • He was greatly outnumbered.
  • 00:27:11.000 --> 00:27:13.220
  • And after the battle,
  • 00:27:13.220 --> 00:27:15.110
  • according to Shakespeare,
  • 00:27:15.110 --> 00:27:16.290
  • over 10.000 French people
  • 00:27:16.290 --> 00:27:19.080
  • were killed,
  • 00:27:19.080 --> 00:27:20.200
  • and 25 English people.
  • 00:27:20.200 --> 00:27:23.190
  • It was one of the great
  • 00:27:23.190 --> 00:27:25.040
  • victories of the 15th century.
  • 00:27:25.040 --> 00:27:27.240
  • And there's this scene
  • 00:27:27.240 --> 00:27:29.070
  • where all his--Henry's men
  • 00:27:29.220 --> 00:27:32.220
  • are just standing with bows
  • 00:27:32.220 --> 00:27:35.020
  • and arrows and stakes,
  • 00:27:35.020 --> 00:27:37.220
  • and they are charged
  • 00:27:37.220 --> 00:27:40.000
  • by an array of French cavalry
  • 00:27:40.080 --> 00:27:43.080
  • in armor.
  • 00:27:43.080 --> 00:27:44.280
  • It is, even on a film,
  • 00:27:44.280 --> 00:27:46.230
  • it's terrifying.
  • 00:27:46.230 --> 00:27:49.160
  • You can feel the ground shaking
  • 00:27:49.260 --> 00:27:52.260
  • as they came toward you.
  • 00:27:52.260 --> 00:27:54.140
  • And all the guys' faces
  • 00:27:54.140 --> 00:27:56.110
  • are terrified.
  • 00:27:56.110 --> 00:27:57.140
  • But what do they do?
  • 00:27:57.140 --> 00:27:58.210
  • They stood there.
  • 00:27:58.210 --> 00:28:00.280
  • They struggled
  • 00:28:00.280 --> 00:28:02.020
  • with their confidence.
  • 00:28:02.020 --> 00:28:03.120
  • It takes a lot of guts
  • 00:28:03.120 --> 00:28:05.090
  • to stand there, just stand,
  • 00:28:05.130 --> 00:28:08.130
  • believe that your weapons
  • 00:28:08.130 --> 00:28:09.110
  • are gonna work,
  • 00:28:09.110 --> 00:28:11.010
  • believe that the armor
  • 00:28:11.010 --> 00:28:12.010
  • is gonna stand.
  • 00:28:12.010 --> 00:28:13.140
  • Are you prepared to stand
  • 00:28:13.140 --> 00:28:14.250
  • against the enemy?
  • 00:28:14.250 --> 00:28:16.240
  • Our primary role is to stand
  • 00:28:16.240 --> 00:28:18.140
  • in what Christ has done.
  • 00:28:18.140 --> 00:28:20.080
  • We struggle with our confidence.
  • 00:28:20.080 --> 00:28:21.270
  • We struggle
  • 00:28:21.270 --> 00:28:22.240
  • with our consistency.
  • 00:28:22.240 --> 00:28:25.010
  • It says here, "Every day
  • 00:28:25.010 --> 00:28:26.290
  • put on the armor of God,"
  • 00:28:26.290 --> 00:28:28.190
  • every day.
  • 00:28:28.190 --> 00:28:30.100
  • One of the reasons
  • 00:28:30.100 --> 00:28:31.080
  • that I tell my mentees
  • 00:28:31.080 --> 00:28:32.270
  • all the time,
  • 00:28:32.270 --> 00:28:33.250
  • "Read your Bible every day,"
  • 00:28:33.250 --> 00:28:35.160
  • 'cause you don't know
  • 00:28:35.160 --> 00:28:36.180
  • when the day of evil comes.
  • 00:28:36.180 --> 00:28:38.220
  • You don't know when
  • 00:28:38.220 --> 00:28:39.220
  • the moment comes,
  • 00:28:39.220 --> 00:28:40.220
  • when the struggle
  • 00:28:40.220 --> 00:28:41.200
  • is gonna stand.
  • 00:28:41.200 --> 00:28:43.010
  • That's our struggle.
  • 00:28:43.010 --> 00:28:44.050
  • Our struggle is confidence.
  • 00:28:44.050 --> 00:28:45.220
  • Put the armor on every day.
  • 00:28:46.030 --> 00:28:49.030
  • Saint Patrick, he had a prayer
  • 00:28:49.030 --> 00:28:50.220
  • It's called
  • 00:28:52.250 --> 00:28:53.270
  • "Saint Patrick's Breastplate."
  • 00:28:53.270 --> 00:28:55.130
  • He says: "I rise today
  • 00:28:55.130 --> 00:28:57.080
  • with the power of God
  • 00:28:57.080 --> 00:28:58.140
  • to pilot me,
  • 00:28:58.140 --> 00:28:59.220
  • God's strength to sustain me,
  • 00:28:59.220 --> 00:29:01.180
  • God's wisdom to guide me,
  • 00:29:01.180 --> 00:29:03.120
  • God's eye to look ahead for me,
  • 00:29:03.120 --> 00:29:05.100
  • God's ear to hear me,
  • 00:29:05.100 --> 00:29:06.280
  • God's Word to speak for me,
  • 00:29:06.280 --> 00:29:09.010
  • God's hand to protect me,
  • 00:29:09.010 --> 00:29:10.270
  • God's way before me,
  • 00:29:10.270 --> 00:29:12.120
  • God's shield to defend me,
  • 00:29:12.120 --> 00:29:14.050
  • God's host to deliver me
  • 00:29:14.050 --> 00:29:15.260
  • from the snares of the devils,
  • 00:29:15.260 --> 00:29:17.210
  • from evil temptations,
  • 00:29:17.210 --> 00:29:19.130
  • from nature's falling,
  • 00:29:19.130 --> 00:29:20.260
  • from all who wish to harm me,
  • 00:29:20.260 --> 00:29:23.030
  • far or near,
  • 00:29:23.030 --> 00:29:24.180
  • alone or in a crowd."
  • 00:29:24.290 --> 00:29:27.290
  • He was determined,
  • 00:29:27.290 --> 00:29:28.270
  • I'm gonna read my Bible today.
  • 00:29:31.000 --> 00:29:32.130
  • I'm gonna pray today.
  • 00:29:32.130 --> 00:29:33.210
  • I'm gonna do whatever it is
  • 00:29:33.210 --> 00:29:34.220
  • that I do.
  • 00:29:34.220 --> 00:29:35.210
  • I'm not going to budge
  • 00:29:35.210 --> 00:29:37.090
  • from this spot."
  • 00:29:37.090 --> 00:29:38.160
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:29:38.160 --> 00:29:40.040
  • My struggle
  • 00:29:40.040 --> 00:29:41.180
  • is not against the enemy.
  • 00:29:41.180 --> 00:29:42.190
  • He's already defeated.
  • 00:29:42.190 --> 00:29:45.100
  • My struggle's with me.
  • 00:29:47.020 --> 00:29:50.020
  • I struggle with my confidence.
  • 00:29:50.020 --> 00:29:51.230
  • I struggle with my consistency.
  • 00:29:51.230 --> 00:29:53.290
  • I struggle with my courage.
  • 00:29:53.290 --> 00:29:55.270
  • But what I discover
  • 00:29:55.270 --> 00:29:56.280
  • in the Bible, that I shouldn't
  • 00:29:56.280 --> 00:29:58.080
  • throw away my confidence.
  • 00:29:58.080 --> 00:29:59.240
  • I should hold onto my courage.
  • 00:29:59.240 --> 00:30:01.220
  • I should maintain
  • 00:30:01.220 --> 00:30:02.220
  • my consistency, why?
  • 00:30:02.220 --> 00:30:04.150
  • Because the victory's
  • 00:30:04.150 --> 00:30:05.190
  • already won.
  • 00:30:05.190 --> 00:30:06.270
  • If I could just stand here,
  • 00:30:06.270 --> 00:30:09.130
  • I'd be all right.
  • 00:30:09.130 --> 00:30:10.220
  • Have you noticed there's
  • 00:30:10.220 --> 00:30:11.240
  • no armor for the back?
  • 00:30:13.250 --> 00:30:16.250
  • Don't run.
  • 00:30:16.250 --> 00:30:17.290
  • Don't run from your challenge.
  • 00:30:17.290 --> 00:30:19.060
  • Don't run from your problems.
  • 00:30:19.060 --> 00:30:20.230
  • Stand in what God has done.
  • 00:30:20.230 --> 00:30:22.160
  • And they're coming for ya,
  • 00:30:22.160 --> 00:30:23.200
  • they're coming for ya,
  • 00:30:23.200 --> 00:30:24.280
  • you've gotta believe that this
  • 00:30:24.280 --> 00:30:26.060
  • is gonna work.
  • 00:30:26.060 --> 00:30:28.070
  • All the fiery darts of the enemy
  • 00:30:28.070 --> 00:30:29.290
  • are gonna be held off.
  • 00:30:29.290 --> 00:30:32.030
  • There's one thing I've got
  • 00:30:32.030 --> 00:30:33.230
  • to do.
  • 00:30:33.230 --> 00:30:34.290
  • I've got to operate
  • 00:30:34.290 --> 00:30:36.030
  • the Word of God.
  • 00:30:36.250 --> 00:30:39.250
  • Operate the Word of God.
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  • Matthew 4:4, Jesus,
  • 00:30:41.020 --> 00:30:43.030
  • I mean, he could have said
  • 00:30:43.030 --> 00:30:45.050
  • something to Satan
  • 00:30:45.050 --> 00:30:46.160
  • in the wilderness.
  • 00:30:46.160 --> 00:30:47.290
  • "Have you any idea who
  • 00:30:47.290 --> 00:30:49.220
  • you're speaking to?"
  • 00:30:49.220 --> 00:30:52.100
  • He could've said,
  • 00:30:52.100 --> 00:30:53.280
  • "I am the Creator
  • 00:30:53.280 --> 00:30:55.090
  • of the universe.
  • 00:30:55.090 --> 00:30:57.260
  • I am the Incarnate Word
  • 00:30:57.260 --> 00:30:59.210
  • of God."
  • 00:30:59.210 --> 00:31:00.280
  • He could've said, "How dare
  • 00:31:00.280 --> 00:31:03.000
  • you stand against me?"
  • 00:31:03.000 --> 00:31:05.000
  • He could've said all of that.
  • 00:31:05.000 --> 00:31:06.050
  • He didn't.
  • 00:31:06.050 --> 00:31:07.050
  • He said, "Away from me, Satan,
  • 00:31:07.050 --> 00:31:08.110
  • for it is written."
  • 00:31:08.250 --> 00:31:11.250
  • He quoted the Scriptures.
  • 00:31:13.110 --> 00:31:16.110
  • Are you getting the idea?
  • 00:31:16.110 --> 00:31:18.270
  • My job is to stand on what God
  • 00:31:19.030 --> 00:31:22.030
  • has done, what God has promised,
  • 00:31:22.030 --> 00:31:24.110
  • Hebrews chapter 13, verse 5:
  • 00:31:27.030 --> 00:31:29.210
  • "Don't love money,
  • 00:31:29.210 --> 00:31:30.230
  • because God has said,
  • 00:31:30.230 --> 00:31:31.270
  • 'Never will I leave you;
  • 00:31:31.270 --> 00:31:32.270
  • never will I forsake you.'
  • 00:31:32.270 --> 00:31:34.170
  • So we say with confidence,
  • 00:31:34.170 --> 00:31:37.070
  • 'The Lord is my Helper;
  • 00:31:37.070 --> 00:31:38.200
  • I will not be afraid.
  • 00:31:38.200 --> 00:31:40.050
  • What can man do to me?'"
  • 00:31:40.160 --> 00:31:43.160
  • He's quoting, we're quoting
  • 00:31:43.160 --> 00:31:45.090
  • Jesus quoted with the disciples
  • 00:31:48.050 --> 00:31:50.190
  • at the Last Supper
  • 00:31:50.190 --> 00:31:51.270
  • before he went to the cross.
  • 00:31:52.170 --> 00:31:55.170
  • "What can man do to me?
  • 00:31:55.170 --> 00:31:57.100
  • The Lord is my Helper."
  • 00:31:57.100 --> 00:31:59.020
  • But notice what it says:
  • 00:31:59.020 --> 00:32:00.100
  • "Because he has said, I say."
  • 00:32:01.090 --> 00:32:04.090
  • The fiery darts of the enemy
  • 00:32:04.090 --> 00:32:06.260
  • can't take away your victory.
  • 00:32:06.280 --> 00:32:09.280
  • You've already got the victory.
  • 00:32:09.280 --> 00:32:11.190
  • What they're aiming for
  • 00:32:11.190 --> 00:32:13.080
  • is your confidence,
  • 00:32:13.080 --> 00:32:14.170
  • your consistency, your courage,
  • 00:32:14.170 --> 00:32:17.060
  • and your confession.
  • 00:32:17.060 --> 00:32:18.120
  • If the enemy
  • 00:32:18.120 --> 00:32:19.140
  • can take that from you,
  • 00:32:19.140 --> 00:32:20.220
  • if you start running
  • 00:32:20.220 --> 00:32:21.280
  • instead of standing,
  • 00:32:21.280 --> 00:32:23.070
  • then he's got you.
  • 00:32:23.070 --> 00:32:25.170
  • Stand your ground.
  • 00:32:25.170 --> 00:32:27.090
  • Stand your ground.
  • 00:32:27.260 --> 00:32:30.260
  • I wanna just leave you
  • 00:32:30.260 --> 00:32:31.270
  • with this thought.
  • 00:32:31.270 --> 00:32:34.200
  • There's only one thing
  • 00:32:34.200 --> 00:32:35.270
  • that we're required to do
  • 00:32:35.270 --> 00:32:37.060
  • apart from stand,
  • 00:32:37.060 --> 00:32:38.240
  • and that's to operate
  • 00:32:38.240 --> 00:32:39.260
  • the Word of God.
  • 00:32:39.260 --> 00:32:41.160
  • But I couldn't speak,
  • 00:32:41.190 --> 00:32:44.190
  • so I couldn't do anything.
  • 00:32:44.190 --> 00:32:46.150
  • That's what God was saying
  • 00:32:46.150 --> 00:32:47.220
  • to me, "Just stand.
  • 00:32:48.050 --> 00:32:51.050
  • And because you can't speak,
  • 00:32:51.090 --> 00:32:54.090
  • stay in rank."
  • 00:32:57.160 --> 00:33:00.180
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:33:00.180 --> 00:33:02.050
  • Stand in a row.
  • 00:33:02.050 --> 00:33:03.210
  • You're all fighting.
  • 00:33:03.210 --> 00:33:05.080
  • And then you drop your sword.
  • 00:33:05.080 --> 00:33:06.240
  • What are you gonna do?
  • 00:33:06.240 --> 00:33:08.040
  • Just stay there.
  • 00:33:08.040 --> 00:33:10.150
  • Because other people will come
  • 00:33:10.150 --> 00:33:12.000
  • round and fight with you.
  • 00:33:12.000 --> 00:33:14.150
  • For 4 months my sword
  • 00:33:14.150 --> 00:33:16.160
  • was on the ground,
  • 00:33:16.160 --> 00:33:18.130
  • but it didn't matter,
  • 00:33:18.130 --> 00:33:19.270
  • 'cause I stood my ground
  • 00:33:19.270 --> 00:33:21.170
  • and I stayed in rank.
  • 00:33:21.170 --> 00:33:23.020
  • And after 4 months,
  • 00:33:23.020 --> 00:33:24.110
  • picked up the sword again,
  • 00:33:24.110 --> 00:33:25.240
  • started fighting.
  • 00:33:25.240 --> 00:33:27.020
  • I've already got the victory.
  • 00:33:27.020 --> 00:33:28.100
  • It doesn't really matter
  • 00:33:28.100 --> 00:33:29.120
  • - Chelsea: My mum sat me down
  • 00:33:33.200 --> 00:33:34.200
  • and she said, "We're gonna
  • 00:33:34.200 --> 00:33:35.210
  • believe for a miracle.
  • 00:33:35.210 --> 00:33:37.030
  • The only thing is
  • 00:33:37.030 --> 00:33:38.140
  • if we choose to operate
  • 00:33:38.140 --> 00:33:39.230
  • and have it taken it out,
  • 00:33:39.230 --> 00:33:41.050
  • there is a chance that during
  • 00:33:41.050 --> 00:33:42.270
  • the operation they would
  • 00:33:42.270 --> 00:33:44.030
  • sever your vocal chords
  • 00:33:44.030 --> 00:33:46.080
  • and that you would lose
  • 00:33:46.140 --> 00:33:49.140
  • - Chelsea: When I was 8 years
  • 00:34:01.050 --> 00:34:02.070
  • old, my dad passed away
  • 00:34:02.070 --> 00:34:04.120
  • from cancer.
  • 00:34:04.120 --> 00:34:05.270
  • I just remember feeling
  • 00:34:05.270 --> 00:34:08.060
  • just really sad all the time.
  • 00:34:09.140 --> 00:34:12.140
  • When I was about 13,
  • 00:34:12.140 --> 00:34:14.280
  • I started noticing, like,
  • 00:34:14.280 --> 00:34:17.270
  • a growth under my neck.
  • 00:34:17.270 --> 00:34:20.080
  • We went and got tests done,
  • 00:34:20.080 --> 00:34:22.000
  • and it turned out to be a really
  • 00:34:22.000 --> 00:34:23.060
  • rare form of cancer.
  • 00:34:23.210 --> 00:34:26.210
  • My mum sat me down and she said,
  • 00:34:26.210 --> 00:34:28.090
  • "We're gonna believe
  • 00:34:28.090 --> 00:34:29.080
  • for a miracle.
  • 00:34:29.080 --> 00:34:30.080
  • The only thing is
  • 00:34:30.080 --> 00:34:31.090
  • if we choose to operate
  • 00:34:31.090 --> 00:34:32.200
  • and have it taken it out,
  • 00:34:32.200 --> 00:34:34.040
  • there is a chance that during
  • 00:34:34.040 --> 00:34:35.290
  • the operation they would
  • 00:34:35.290 --> 00:34:36.290
  • sever your vocal chords
  • 00:34:36.290 --> 00:34:39.130
  • and that you would lose
  • 00:34:39.130 --> 00:34:42.120
  • your ability to speak and sing."
  • 00:34:44.000 --> 00:34:47.000
  • I just felt an overwhelming
  • 00:34:47.000 --> 00:34:49.240
  • sense of fear
  • 00:34:49.240 --> 00:34:50.290
  • because I've been singing
  • 00:34:50.290 --> 00:34:52.100
  • for as long as I can remember,
  • 00:34:52.100 --> 00:34:54.010
  • singing in church choir
  • 00:34:54.010 --> 00:34:55.250
  • as a kid, and my dream
  • 00:34:55.250 --> 00:34:57.280
  • growing up was always to sing.
  • 00:34:59.270 --> 00:35:02.290
  • It was really hard for me to
  • 00:35:03.110 --> 00:35:06.110
  • believe God for a miracle
  • 00:35:06.110 --> 00:35:08.050
  • in my healing because, like,
  • 00:35:08.070 --> 00:35:11.070
  • I remember memories
  • 00:35:11.070 --> 00:35:12.140
  • of me sitting, like,
  • 00:35:12.140 --> 00:35:14.000
  • beside my dad,
  • 00:35:14.000 --> 00:35:15.030
  • praying myself for a miracle,
  • 00:35:15.030 --> 00:35:17.180
  • and then I didn't see that.
  • 00:35:17.180 --> 00:35:20.160
  • I didn't see my dad's healing,
  • 00:35:20.160 --> 00:35:22.150
  • Mum would tell me, like,
  • 00:35:30.140 --> 00:35:32.130
  • "Jesus loves you.
  • 00:35:32.130 --> 00:35:33.220
  • He's got a plan for your life.
  • 00:35:33.220 --> 00:35:35.050
  • You're gonna do amazing things
  • 00:35:35.050 --> 00:35:36.120
  • with your life.
  • 00:35:36.120 --> 00:35:37.170
  • You're gonna sing.
  • 00:35:37.170 --> 00:35:38.190
  • You're gonna keep singing.
  • 00:35:38.260 --> 00:35:41.260
  • We decided that it would be best
  • 00:35:41.260 --> 00:35:44.110
  • to just go ahead with
  • 00:35:44.110 --> 00:35:45.180
  • the operation and trust God.
  • 00:35:47.030 --> 00:35:50.030
  • I saw God's grace and favor
  • 00:35:50.030 --> 00:35:52.020
  • just through the whole thing.
  • 00:35:52.020 --> 00:35:54.150
  • The surgeon did an amazing job.
  • 00:35:54.150 --> 00:35:56.260
  • Six months after that
  • 00:35:56.260 --> 00:35:58.050
  • I started singing again,
  • 00:35:58.050 --> 00:35:59.230
  • and basically,
  • 00:35:59.230 --> 00:36:01.080
  • haven't stopped since.
  • 00:36:02.090 --> 00:36:05.090
  • Life for me now is pretty great,
  • 00:36:05.090 --> 00:36:06.220
  • actually.
  • 00:36:06.220 --> 00:36:07.240
  • I get to sing in church
  • 00:36:07.240 --> 00:36:10.170
  • every week.
  • 00:36:10.170 --> 00:36:12.050
  • I feel like I'm fulfilling
  • 00:36:12.050 --> 00:36:13.230
  • - Brian: Well,
  • 00:36:20.060 --> 00:36:21.020
  • thanks so much for joining us.
  • 00:36:21.020 --> 00:36:22.040
  • I hope you're being encouraged
  • 00:36:22.040 --> 00:36:23.120
  • and uplifted
  • 00:36:23.120 --> 00:36:24.090
  • as you hear teaching
  • 00:36:24.090 --> 00:36:25.090
  • from across the global platform
  • 00:36:25.090 --> 00:36:27.020
  • of Hillsong Church.
  • 00:36:27.020 --> 00:36:28.150
  • I don't know
  • 00:36:28.150 --> 00:36:29.110
  • your current circumstances.
  • 00:36:29.110 --> 00:36:30.260
  • I may never have
  • 00:36:30.260 --> 00:36:31.190
  • the opportunity to meet with you
  • 00:36:31.190 --> 00:36:33.010
  • in person.
  • 00:36:33.010 --> 00:36:34.040
  • But what I do know
  • 00:36:34.040 --> 00:36:35.080
  • and can tell you today
  • 00:36:35.080 --> 00:36:36.090
  • with the utmost confidence
  • 00:36:36.090 --> 00:36:37.240
  • is that Jesus loves you.
  • 00:36:37.240 --> 00:36:39.220
  • The Savior of the world,
  • 00:36:39.220 --> 00:36:41.020
  • the Maker of heaven
  • 00:36:41.020 --> 00:36:41.280
  • and earth, knows you, loves you,
  • 00:36:41.280 --> 00:36:44.090
  • and desires relationship
  • 00:36:44.090 --> 00:36:45.150
  • with you.
  • 00:36:45.150 --> 00:36:46.240
  • Here at Hillsong Church,
  • 00:36:46.240 --> 00:36:48.080
  • we believe that the Bible
  • 00:36:48.080 --> 00:36:49.080
  • is the inspired Word of God,
  • 00:36:49.080 --> 00:36:51.050
  • that it is as relevant today
  • 00:36:51.050 --> 00:36:53.060
  • as the day that it was written.
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:58.080
  • The very nature of the gospel
  • 00:36:58.080 --> 00:37:00.020
  • is inclusive.
  • 00:37:00.020 --> 00:37:01.140
  • Everyone, you and me,
  • 00:37:01.140 --> 00:37:03.010
  • we're invited into the story
  • 00:37:03.010 --> 00:37:04.120
  • of grace, invited into a life
  • 00:37:04.120 --> 00:37:06.130
  • filled with passion
  • 00:37:06.130 --> 00:37:07.140
  • and purpose and perspective
  • 00:37:07.140 --> 00:37:09.040
  • and peace.
  • 00:37:09.040 --> 00:37:10.120
  • We believe in a God
  • 00:37:10.120 --> 00:37:11.190
  • who designed you and me
  • 00:37:11.190 --> 00:37:13.020
  • for a personal relationship
  • 00:37:13.020 --> 00:37:14.160
  • with him,
  • 00:37:14.160 --> 00:37:15.230
  • and healthy relationships
  • 00:37:15.230 --> 00:37:16.250
  • with each other.
  • 00:37:16.250 --> 00:37:18.060
  • Too many people misconceive God.
  • 00:37:18.060 --> 00:37:20.180
  • They believe he's wanting
  • 00:37:20.180 --> 00:37:21.200
  • to judge and punish them.
  • 00:37:21.200 --> 00:37:23.220
  • Yet Jesus said that he didn't
  • 00:37:23.220 --> 00:37:25.000
  • come to condemn the world,
  • 00:37:25.000 --> 00:37:26.250
  • but to save it.
  • 00:37:26.250 --> 00:37:28.100
  • The Bible tells us that
  • 00:37:28.100 --> 00:37:29.140
  • while we were still sinners,
  • 00:37:29.140 --> 00:37:31.030
  • Christ died for us.
  • 00:37:31.030 --> 00:37:32.270
  • He died in our place
  • 00:37:32.270 --> 00:37:33.250
  • so that we could have the full,
  • 00:37:33.250 --> 00:37:35.130
  • abundant life that he promises.
  • 00:37:35.130 --> 00:37:37.280
  • Through that death on the cross
  • 00:37:37.280 --> 00:37:40.010
  • and the power of his grace,
  • 00:37:40.010 --> 00:37:41.280
  • God can turn around the most
  • 00:37:41.280 --> 00:37:43.120
  • devastating sin or failure
  • 00:37:43.120 --> 00:37:45.020
  • in our lives.
  • 00:37:45.100 --> 00:37:48.100
  • What is it that you need today?
  • 00:37:48.100 --> 00:37:50.040
  • Perhaps it's peace or joy.
  • 00:37:50.040 --> 00:37:51.280
  • Maybe it's simply relationship,
  • 00:37:51.280 --> 00:37:53.250
  • comfort, or wisdom.
  • 00:37:53.250 --> 00:37:55.130
  • His grace provides an answer
  • 00:37:55.130 --> 00:37:57.000
  • to every problem,
  • 00:37:57.000 --> 00:37:58.190
  • a way through any obstacle,
  • 00:37:58.190 --> 00:38:00.090
  • an enabling power to do
  • 00:38:00.090 --> 00:38:01.240
  • what we can't do
  • 00:38:01.240 --> 00:38:02.200
  • in our own power.
  • 00:38:02.200 --> 00:38:04.070
  • When we live out of the free,
  • 00:38:04.070 --> 00:38:05.180
  • the unmerited favor of God,
  • 00:38:05.180 --> 00:38:07.230
  • we discover his grace
  • 00:38:07.230 --> 00:38:08.260
  • is all-encompassing
  • 00:38:08.260 --> 00:38:10.110
  • and all-sufficient.
  • 00:38:10.110 --> 00:38:11.280
  • Can I encourage you today?
  • 00:38:11.280 --> 00:38:13.120
  • If you don't know this Jesus
  • 00:38:13.120 --> 00:38:14.200
  • that I'm talking about,
  • 00:38:14.200 --> 00:38:16.010
  • consider giving
  • 00:38:16.010 --> 00:38:16.280
  • your life to him.
  • 00:38:16.280 --> 00:38:18.070
  • It is my heart's desire
  • 00:38:18.070 --> 00:38:19.280
  • that you would make
  • 00:38:19.280 --> 00:38:20.220
  • the decision today
  • 00:38:20.220 --> 00:38:21.270
  • to allow the work of Jesus
  • 00:38:21.270 --> 00:38:23.110
  • to take effect in your life,
  • 00:38:23.110 --> 00:38:25.060
  • to bring forgiveness,
  • 00:38:25.060 --> 00:38:26.290
  • restore you to full relationship
  • 00:38:26.290 --> 00:38:28.230
  • with God.
  • 00:38:28.230 --> 00:38:29.280
  • Jesus said, "I am the way,
  • 00:38:29.280 --> 00:38:32.030
  • the truth, and the life.
  • 00:38:32.030 --> 00:38:34.020
  • Everyone who calls
  • 00:38:34.020 --> 00:38:35.060
  • on the name of the Lord
  • 00:38:35.060 --> 00:38:36.240
  • God already knows you.
  • 00:38:41.000 --> 00:38:42.210
  • Now he wants to be known by you.
  • 00:38:42.210 --> 00:38:45.030
  • It's as simple as this.
  • 00:38:45.030 --> 00:38:47.040
  • Ask him to be the Lord
  • 00:38:47.040 --> 00:38:48.080
  • of your life.
  • 00:38:48.080 --> 00:38:49.140
  • Confess that like all of us
  • 00:38:49.140 --> 00:38:51.140
  • you've sinned and ask him
  • 00:38:51.140 --> 00:38:53.070
  • to wash you clean
  • 00:38:53.070 --> 00:38:54.100
  • and help you to walk with him.
  • 00:38:54.100 --> 00:38:56.040
  • I believe he'll do
  • 00:38:56.040 --> 00:38:57.030
  • exactly what you ask
  • 00:38:57.030 --> 00:38:58.250
  • and that even now
  • 00:38:58.250 --> 00:39:00.050
  • you can be free,
  • 00:39:00.050 --> 00:39:01.150
  • cleansed and blameless
  • 00:39:01.150 --> 00:39:03.020
  • in his sight.
  • 00:39:03.020 --> 00:39:04.140
  • And if you're in a vibrant
  • 00:39:04.140 --> 00:39:05.190
  • and personal relationship
  • 00:39:05.190 --> 00:39:06.240
  • with God already,
  • 00:39:06.240 --> 00:39:08.100
  • my prayer is that you, too,
  • 00:39:08.100 --> 00:39:09.270
  • would discover more
  • 00:39:09.270 --> 00:39:11.020
  • of who he is today,
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  • that you would find
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  • a great local church,
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  • immerse yourself in the truth
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  • of his Word,
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  • and surround yourself
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  • with other believers
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  • who can encourage you
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  • on this journey.
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  • I pray that you'll continue
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  • to join us here
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  • on the Hillsong Channel
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  • as we dig deeper
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  • into the things of God,
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  • meditate on the truth
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  • of his Word, worship together
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  • in spirit and in truth,
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  • encourage one another through
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  • life's tragedies and victories,
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  • and discover our unique
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  • callings, passions, and purpose.
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  • I believe that together
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  • we can grow in our faith,
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  • learn to live like Jesus,
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  • and continue to share
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  • the good news of the gospel
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  • in order that all might come
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  • to know the power
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  • and the purpose found
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  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:39:52.210 --> 00:39:54.030
  • His ways are higher
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  • than my own
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  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:40:00.040 --> 00:40:01.150
  • the great unknown
  • 00:40:01.150 --> 00:40:04.060
  • Of this alone I am sure
  • 00:40:04.180 --> 00:40:07.180
  • If love endured
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  • how precious is
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  • The beauty of heaven
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  • The image of love
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  • If having my heart
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  • what joy could you see
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  • If love found my soul
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  • worth dying for
  • 00:41:17.190 --> 00:41:20.190
  • How wonderful
  • 00:41:21.180 --> 00:41:24.180
  • How glorious
  • 00:41:25.170 --> 00:41:28.170
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:41:29.120 --> 00:41:32.120
  • Victorious
  • 00:41:33.180 --> 00:41:36.180
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:41:37.180 --> 00:41:40.180
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:41:41.180 --> 00:41:44.180
  • From death to life
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  • If heaven now owns
  • 00:42:10.200 --> 00:42:12.160
  • how great is the hope
  • 00:42:18.160 --> 00:42:20.190
  • The passion that tore
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  • The promise that rolled back
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  • If freedom is worth
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  • the life you raised
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  • Oh!
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  • Where is my sin?
  • 00:42:50.230 --> 00:42:52.180
  • Where is my shame?
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  • Oh, Jesus
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  • If love paid it all
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  • to have my heart
  • 00:43:01.220 --> 00:43:04.220
  • How wonderful
  • 00:43:05.200 --> 00:43:08.200
  • How glorious
  • 00:43:09.180 --> 00:43:12.180
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:43:13.200 --> 00:43:16.200
  • Victorious
  • 00:43:17.200 --> 00:43:20.200
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:43:21.220 --> 00:43:24.220
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:43:26.050 --> 00:43:29.050
  • From death to life
  • 00:43:29.160 --> 00:43:32.160
  • and grace to grace
  • 00:43:35.170 --> 00:43:38.170
  • [music]
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  • When I see that cross
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  • I see freedom
  • 00:43:48.020 --> 00:43:50.060
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:43:50.060 --> 00:43:52.010
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:43:52.010 --> 00:43:54.060
  • And from death to life
  • 00:43:54.060 --> 00:43:56.000
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:43:56.080 --> 00:43:59.080
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:43:59.080 --> 00:44:00.230
  • Come on, you sing!
  • 00:44:00.230 --> 00:44:02.120
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:02.120 --> 00:44:04.010
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:04.010 --> 00:44:06.050
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:06.050 --> 00:44:07.280
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:07.280 --> 00:44:10.010
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:10.010 --> 00:44:12.040
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:44:12.070 --> 00:44:15.070
  • in the wonder
  • 00:44:15.070 --> 00:44:16.230
  • of your grace
  • 00:44:16.230 --> 00:44:18.110
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:18.110 --> 00:44:20.050
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:20.050 --> 00:44:22.030
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:22.030 --> 00:44:24.020
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:24.020 --> 00:44:26.040
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:26.040 --> 00:44:28.040
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:44:28.060 --> 00:44:31.060
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:44:31.150 --> 00:44:34.150
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:44:34.150 --> 00:44:36.040
  • I see freedom
  • 00:44:36.040 --> 00:44:38.010
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:44:38.010 --> 00:44:39.280
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:44:39.280 --> 00:44:42.040
  • And from death to life
  • 00:44:42.040 --> 00:44:44.040
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:44:44.040 --> 00:44:47.030
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:44:48.080 --> 00:44:51.080
  • How my soul
  • 00:44:51.080 --> 00:44:52.130
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:44:52.130 --> 00:44:55.040
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:44:56.010 --> 00:44:59.010
  • How my soul
  • 00:44:59.010 --> 00:45:00.110
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:45:01.190 --> 00:45:04.190
  • How wonderful
  • 00:45:05.150 --> 00:45:08.150
  • How glorious
  • 00:45:09.200 --> 00:45:12.200
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:45:13.190 --> 00:45:16.190
  • Victorious
  • 00:45:17.220 --> 00:45:20.220
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:45:21.210 --> 00:45:24.210
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:45:25.200 --> 00:45:28.200
  • From death to life
  • 00:45:29.200 --> 00:45:32.200
  • and grace to grace
  • 00:45:32.200 --> 00:45:35.040
  • When I see that cross!
  • 00:45:35.040 --> 00:45:38.020
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:45:38.020 --> 00:45:39.230
  • I see freedom
  • 00:45:39.230 --> 00:45:41.290
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:45:41.290 --> 00:45:43.280
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:45:43.280 --> 00:45:46.050
  • And from death to life
  • 00:45:46.050 --> 00:45:48.000
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:45:48.010 --> 00:45:51.010
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:45:51.040 --> 00:45:54.040
  • When I see that cross
  • 00:45:54.040 --> 00:45:55.290
  • I see freedom
  • 00:45:55.290 --> 00:45:58.010
  • When I see that grave
  • 00:45:58.010 --> 00:45:59.290
  • I'll see Jesus
  • 00:45:59.290 --> 00:46:02.040
  • And from death to life
  • 00:46:02.040 --> 00:46:04.040
  • I will sing your praise
  • 00:46:04.040 --> 00:46:07.030
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:46:08.040 --> 00:46:11.040
  • How my soul
  • 00:46:11.040 --> 00:46:12.080
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:46:12.080 --> 00:46:15.060
  • in the wonder of your grace
  • 00:46:16.040 --> 00:46:19.040
  • How my soul
  • 00:46:19.040 --> 00:46:20.090
  • will sing your praise
  • 00:46:21.190 --> 00:46:24.190
  • How wonderful
  • 00:46:25.170 --> 00:46:28.170
  • How glorious
  • 00:46:29.150 --> 00:46:32.150
  • My Savior's scars
  • 00:46:33.130 --> 00:46:36.130
  • Victorious
  • 00:46:37.160 --> 00:46:40.160
  • My chains are gone
  • 00:46:41.190 --> 00:46:44.190
  • My debt is paid
  • 00:46:45.170 --> 00:46:48.170
  • From death to life
  • 00:46:49.170 --> 00:46:52.170
  • I stand upon
  • 00:47:20.010 --> 00:47:21.260
  • the solid rock
  • 00:47:21.260 --> 00:47:24.110
  • of faith in Christ
  • 00:47:24.110 --> 00:47:27.000
  • This steadfast hope
  • 00:47:27.000 --> 00:47:28.240
  • shall not break apart
  • 00:47:28.240 --> 00:47:31.090
  • within the trial
  • 00:47:31.090 --> 00:47:34.050
  • I am assured his promises
  • 00:47:34.170 --> 00:47:37.170
  • will never fail
  • 00:47:38.050 --> 00:47:41.050
  • As long as life remains
  • 00:47:41.150 --> 00:47:44.150
  • he is faithful
  • 00:47:44.260 --> 00:47:47.260
  • God is patient
  • 00:47:48.120 --> 00:47:51.120
  • God is kind
  • 00:47:51.170 --> 00:47:54.170
  • He does not envy
  • 00:47:55.060 --> 00:47:58.060
  • He does not boast
  • 00:47:58.190 --> 00:48:01.210
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:48:01.210 --> 00:48:04.030
  • than my own
  • 00:48:04.030 --> 00:48:05.220
  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:48:05.220 --> 00:48:07.070
  • the great unknown
  • 00:48:07.070 --> 00:48:09.280
  • Of this alone I am sure
  • 00:48:10.120 --> 00:48:13.120
  • I draw my breath
  • 00:48:31.070 --> 00:48:32.270
  • under his created
  • 00:48:32.270 --> 00:48:35.230
  • windswept sky
  • 00:48:35.230 --> 00:48:38.040
  • I know my hope
  • 00:48:38.040 --> 00:48:39.240
  • shall last long
  • 00:48:39.240 --> 00:48:41.250
  • after my flesh retires
  • 00:48:42.080 --> 00:48:45.080
  • From dusk until the dawn
  • 00:48:45.080 --> 00:48:48.020
  • he calls his children home
  • 00:48:49.130 --> 00:48:52.130
  • His righteous love
  • 00:48:52.130 --> 00:48:54.030
  • outlasts generations
  • 00:48:56.000 --> 00:48:59.000
  • God is patient
  • 00:48:59.160 --> 00:49:02.180
  • God is kind
  • 00:49:02.220 --> 00:49:05.220
  • He does not envy
  • 00:49:06.120 --> 00:49:09.120
  • He does not boast
  • 00:49:09.280 --> 00:49:12.280
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:49:12.280 --> 00:49:15.040
  • than my own
  • 00:49:15.040 --> 00:49:16.170
  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:49:16.170 --> 00:49:18.080
  • the great unknown
  • 00:49:18.080 --> 00:49:20.270
  • Of this alone I am sure
  • 00:49:21.120 --> 00:49:24.120
  • He is Almighty God, Elohim
  • 00:49:41.090 --> 00:49:44.090
  • Maker of the earth
  • 00:49:44.090 --> 00:49:46.230
  • He is the Lord of hosts
  • 00:49:46.230 --> 00:49:49.220
  • heaven's King
  • 00:49:49.220 --> 00:49:51.130
  • God of endless worth
  • 00:49:51.130 --> 00:49:53.250
  • His kingdom stands
  • 00:49:53.250 --> 00:49:55.150
  • above every power
  • 00:49:55.160 --> 00:49:58.160
  • every living soul
  • 00:49:58.160 --> 00:50:00.280
  • His love is like the sun
  • 00:50:00.280 --> 00:50:03.250
  • ever true
  • 00:50:03.250 --> 00:50:05.170
  • shining over all
  • 00:50:05.170 --> 00:50:08.020
  • He is Almighty God, Elohim
  • 00:50:09.100 --> 00:50:12.100
  • Maker of the earth
  • 00:50:12.100 --> 00:50:15.030
  • He is the Lord of hosts
  • 00:50:15.040 --> 00:50:18.040
  • heaven's King
  • 00:50:18.040 --> 00:50:19.240
  • God of endless worth
  • 00:50:19.240 --> 00:50:22.040
  • His kingdom stands
  • 00:50:22.040 --> 00:50:23.260
  • above every power
  • 00:50:23.260 --> 00:50:26.260
  • every living soul
  • 00:50:26.260 --> 00:50:29.090
  • His love is like the sun
  • 00:50:29.100 --> 00:50:32.100
  • ever true
  • 00:50:32.100 --> 00:50:34.030
  • shining over all
  • 00:50:40.030 --> 00:50:43.030
  • God is patient
  • 00:51:07.080 --> 00:51:10.080
  • God is kind
  • 00:51:10.170 --> 00:51:13.170
  • He does not envy
  • 00:51:14.060 --> 00:51:17.060
  • He does not boast
  • 00:51:17.220 --> 00:51:20.220
  • His ways are higher
  • 00:51:20.220 --> 00:51:22.240
  • than my own
  • 00:51:22.240 --> 00:51:24.130
  • His thoughts consume
  • 00:51:24.130 --> 00:51:26.060
  • the great unknown
  • 00:51:26.060 --> 00:51:28.290
  • Of this alone I am sure
  • 00:51:29.130 --> 00:51:32.130